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Dr Jane Hindley

Lecturer
School of Philosophy and Art History
PhD Supervisor
Essex Business School
Fixed Term Teacher
School of Philosophy and Art History
Dr Jane Hindley
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    +44 (0) 1206 873092

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    6.127, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Jane is a comparative political sociologist and lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre. She works on social movements, sustainability and climate change and is also interested in radical pedagogies and the history of radical thought. Jane is a member of the Red-Green Study Group UK and has held visiting fellowships at the Centro de Investigacción e Estudios Supériores en Antropología Social in Mexico City; the US-Mexico Centre at the University of California-San Diego; and the Institute of Gender Studies at Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan. Jane's early research focused on social movements and the transition to democracy and neoliberalism in Latin America. Her PhD thesis ("Indigenous Mobilisation, Development and Political Reform in Mexico: The Nahuas' Struggle Against the Tetelcingo Dam") for example, documented how the Council of Nahua Villages of the Upper Balsas, Guerrero capitalised on changes in the wider political opportunity structure and successfully stopped the construction of a large dam. Since 2008 Jane's interests have shifted to environmental issues: including, the politics of climate change in the UK, the role of grassroots initiatives and social enterprises in the transition to a zero carbon economy and society, and education for sustainability. During this period she has developed several innovative modules including Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action; Community Engagement Group Projects; and the Summer School in Sustainable Practice. Jane has co/supervised 11 PhD students through to completion: • Helle Abelvik-Lawson,“Indigenous Environmental Rights and Extractive Projects: A Socio-Legal Analysis of Participation in Lithium Mining” (2019) • Jasper Finkeldey, “Social Movements on the Fossil Fuel Frontier in South Africa” (2019) • Tamas Lester, “Spiritual Agency and Sustainability Transitions: Exploring Food Practices in Three Hare Krishna Eco- Communities” (2018) • David Watson, “Well-being in Community Food Organisations: Responding to Alienation in the Food System” (2016) • Lauren Crabb, ‘Elites and Carbon-Offsetting in Brazil: A Critique of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Mato Grosso” (2016) • Carlos Gadsden, “Local Democracy and Municipal Governance in Mexico” (2012) • Lucia Saldana, “Neoliberalism and Rural Workers in Chile” (2007) • Christine Rogers, “Parenting Children with Impairments” (2005) • Rhiannon Morgan, “Mobilizing Indigenous Rights at the United Nations”(2004) • Stephen Clayton, “English for Cambodia?” (2003) • David Zhao, “’From Dreams to Realities’: A Case Study of Rural-Urban Migration in the Pearl River Delta, China” (2002)

Qualifications

  • PhD Government University of Essex, (1997)

  • MA Sociology (pasante) Universidad de Guadalajara, (1992)

  • BSc Anthropology University College London, (1986)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex (2008 - present)

  • Deputy Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex (2019 - present)

  • Co-ordinator, Summer School in Sustainable Practice, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex (6/2017 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Modern Revolutions in Science, Politics, and Culture (CS101)

  • Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action (CS200)

  • Doing Interdisciplinary Research for a BA Dissertation: Approaches, Methods, Practice (CS241)

  • Community Engagement: Group Projects (CS300)

  • Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism Capstone (CS301)

  • Skills for University Studies (CS711)

  • Beyond the BA: Skills for the Next Step (CS712)

  • Final Year Dissertation (CS831)

  • The World in Question: The Social, Cultural, Political & Environmental Legacies of the Enlightenment (CS201)

Previous supervision

Helle Antonia Abelvik-Lawson
Helle Antonia Abelvik-Lawson
Thesis title: Indigenous Environmental Rights, Participation and Lithium Mining in Argentina and Bolivia: A Socio-Legal Analysis
Degree subject: Human Rights
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/11/2019
Jasper Finkeldey
Jasper Finkeldey
Thesis title: Social Movements At the Fossil Fuel Frontier in South Africa
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/7/2019
Tamas Lestar
Tamas Lestar
Thesis title: Spiritual Agency and Sustainability Transitions. Exploring Food Practices in Three Hare Krishna Eco-Communities.
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/6/2018
David Jonathan Watson
David Jonathan Watson
Thesis title: Well-Being in Community Food Organisations: Responding to Alienation in the Food System
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/2/2017
Lauren Amber Holly Crabb
Lauren Amber Holly Crabb
Thesis title: Elites and Carbon-Offsetting in Brazil: A Critique of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Matto Grosso
Degree subject: Management Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/12/2016

Publications

Journal articles (7)

Ho, M-S. and Hindley, J., (2011). The Humanist Challenge in Taiwan's Education: Liberation, Social Justice and Ecology. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 22 (1), 76-94

Hindley, J., Ho, M-S. and Chiu, H-M., (2011). Introduction: Neoliberalism, Social Movements, and the Environment in Taiwan. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 22 (1), 18-21

Hindley, J., (2010). Breaking the Consumerist Trance: The Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 21 (4), 118-126

Hindley, J. and Lin, C-JT., (2009). The Transformation of Mile End Park: Sustainability, Social Justice and the Revitalisation of Public Space. Taiwan: A Radical Journal in Social Studies. 76 (December), 423-440

Hindley, J., (2007). A Park for the 21stCentury: Observations on the Transformation of Mile End Park. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 18 (4), 104-124

Hindley, J., (2002). The transformation of rural Mexico: Reforming the Ejido sector. JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 34 (3), 762-764

Hindley, J., (2001). Beyond the Stereotypes: Transgressive Desires and Male Homosexualities in Latin America. Sexualities. 4 (1), 116-121

Books (1)

Cornelius, WA. and Hindley, J., (1999). Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico. Center for Us-Mexican Studies

Book chapters (4)

Hindley, J., (2015). "Promoting Home Energy Retrofitting to Combat Climate Change: The Case of Bristol Green Doors". In: Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Editors: Boehm, S., Bharucha, ZP. and Pretty, JN., . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 164- 179. 978-0-415-81285-6

Hindley, J., (2001). "Ethnicity". In: Encyclopaedia of Democratic Thought. Editors: Clarke, B. and Foweraker, J., . Routledge. 0415193966

Hindley, J., (1999). "Indigenous Mobilization, Development and Democratization in Guerrero: The Struggle of the Council of Nahua People del Alto Balsas Against the Tetelcingo Dam". In: Subnational Politics and Democratization in Mexico. Editors: Cornelius, WA., Hindley, J. and Eisenstadt, T., . US Mexico Center/ Lynne Rienner. 978-1-87836-739-6

Hindley, J., (1996). "Towards a Pluricultural Nation: The Limits of Indigenismo and the Reform of Article 4". In: Dismantling the Mexican State. Editors: Aitken, R., Craske, N., Jones, GA. and Stansfield, D., . Macmillan. 225- 243. 0312160038. 978-0312160036

Reports and Papers (3)

Hindley, J., (2000). "North East Essex Minority Ethnic Project: The First Two Years and Future Directions"

Hindley, J., (1999). "Exploding Myths, Exploring Realities: Uncovering the Health and Social Care Needs of Minority Ethnic Residents in Mid Essex"

Hindley, J., (1988). "Basic Education and Equal Opportunities at the Working Men's College, Camden Town, London"

Thesis dissertation (1)

Hindley, J., (1997). Indigenous Mobilization, Development and Political Reform in Mexico: The Struggle of the Nahua People of the Upper Balsas, Guerrero Against the Tetelcingo Dam

Contact

janeh@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873092

Location:

6.127, Colchester Campus